Teachers Lesson Plans

How do you Feel?: Grade K-3

Assessment Guide

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Theory Criterion
Does the student recognize different ways of representing emotions and does he understand that photography can communicate feelings and ideas?

The student identifies few emotions in the photographs studied in class.

The student identifies emotions in the photographs studied and recognizes, by giving examples, that a photograph can transmit a message.

The student identifies many emotions in the photographs studied and recognizes, by comparing and by giving examples, that a photograph can transmit a message.

Creation Criterion
How did the student produce the desired emotion in his drawing and photograph?

During the photography session, the student experimented relatively little with ways of representing an emotion.

During the photography session, the student experimented with several ways of representing an emotion.

During the photography session, the student experimented with ways of representing an emotion which were subtle and varied.

Analysis Criterion
How does the student show that photography can communicate emotions and ideas? Does the student base his interpretations on the visual elements of a photograph?

The student identifies his own emotions but doesn?t relate them to the visual elements of the photograph.

The student frequently bases his observations on the visual elements of the photograph.

The student consistently bases his observations on the visual elements of the photograph.